Period
to 10 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for GSM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited GSM over the 6 months to 10 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 143 244 252
Rank change year-on-year +101 +8 +6
Permanent jobs citing GSM 12 8 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.43% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 0.81% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 1
Median annual salary £41,750 £67,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.15% +17.39% +43.75%
10th Percentile £40,000 £66,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,750 £61,250
South East median annual salary £40,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -22.86% +5.00% -

GSM is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 519 992 1,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.58% 16.90% 20.17%
Number of salaries quoted 359 755 1,003
Median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £27,045 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £77,500 £72,000
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £44,750
% change year-on-year +7.78% +0.56% +5.29%

GSM
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing GSM as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Salary Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing GSM in Berkshire.

Salary trend for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Salary Histogram in Berkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing GSM in Berkshire over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Salary histogram for GSM in Berkshire

GSM
Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing GSM within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +39 5 £40,500 -
Reading +58 4 - -
Slough - 3 £60,000 -
GSM
South East

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, IT jobs citing GSM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for GSM.

1 9 (75.00%) 3G
1 9 (75.00%) 2G
1 9 (75.00%) 4G
2 7 (58.33%) Ericsson
3 5 (41.67%) SS7
3 5 (41.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
3 5 (41.67%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (41.67%) LTE
3 5 (41.67%) Validation
3 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
3 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
4 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 4 (33.33%) VoWiFi
4 4 (33.33%) 5G
4 4 (33.33%) HP ALM
4 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (33.33%) Huawei
4 4 (33.33%) RNC
4 4 (33.33%) MGW
4 4 (33.33%) VoLTE
4 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (33.33%) WCDMA
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) RTP

GSM
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) 2G
1 9 (75.00%) 3G
1 9 (75.00%) 4G
2 5 (41.67%) Diameter Protocol
2 5 (41.67%) LTE
2 5 (41.67%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (41.67%) SIGTRAN
2 5 (41.67%) SS7
2 5 (41.67%) Wireshark
3 4 (33.33%) 5G
3 4 (33.33%) Megaco
3 4 (33.33%) MGW
3 4 (33.33%) RNC
3 4 (33.33%) RTP
3 4 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 4 (33.33%) VoWiFi
3 4 (33.33%) WCDMA
3 4 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (25.00%) INAP
5 2 (16.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (16.67%) Billing
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Radio Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) RF Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Messaging Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Linux
1 5 (41.67%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
1 5 (41.67%) Validation
2 4 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (33.33%) Quality Management
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) eTOM
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (8.33%) Architectural Design
4 1 (8.33%) Fault Management
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Ericsson
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Huawei
2 4 (33.33%) Mapinfo
2 4 (33.33%) Nokia Networks
3 2 (16.67%) Sparx
4 1 (8.33%) Amdocs
4 1 (8.33%) Mavenir
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy